The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County has been involved in encouraging Nestle to site a water bottling plant in Centre County, purchase public water at $4.75 per thousand-gallons and export the water for private sale at about $7,500 per thousand-gallons. (See, for example, E-mail 12; E-mail 13; Email re Jan. 4 meeting; E-mail 17. No minutes were kept for these meetings, despite the presence of elected and appointed government officials. 3.23.18 N. Corman RTK Letter; 3.23.18 N. Corman RTK Affidavit)
CBICC is also promoting the project at its website landing page.
If you’d like to let CBICC leaders and members know what you think of the plan, and CBICC’s use of taxpayer funds to support it (through municipal annual dues for CBICC “government” memberships), you can comment at CBICC’s Facebook page.
For reference, here’s a list of CBICC executives and board members:
- Vern Squier, President & CEO
- Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Economic Development
- John Sepp – PennTerra Engineering, Board Chairman
- Bob O’Donnell – SCASD Superintendent, Board Vice-Chairman
- David Gray, PSU Vice President for Finance and Business, Board Secretary
- Bill Kelly, Baker Tilly, Board Treasurer
- William Joseph, First National Bank
- Betsy Dupuis, Babst Calland
- Mark Morath, Hospitality Asset Management Co.
- Cristin Long, McQuaide Blasko
- OJ Johnson, OJ Johnson Consulting
- Tom Fountaine, State College Borough Manager
- Ted McDowell, Ameriserv Bank
- Barb Bowker, PSECU
- Tammy Gentzel, Centre County United Way
- Richard Makin, Central PA Institute for Science and Technology
- Michael Pipe, Centre County Commissioner
- Adam Brumbaugh, College Township Manager